Dr. Yao-Ying Ma's group at SUNY-Binghamton University is looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the projects currently funded by NIH and Brain & Behavioral Research Foundation (NARSAD). Dr. Ma's group is investigating neuronal and circuit changes underlying drug addiction, alcohol dependence and Huntington's disease, especially glutamatergic synaptic plasticity in reward-related brain regions. The Ma lab utilizes molecular, biochemical, anatomical, electrophysiological, optogenetic, and behavioral approaches to elucidate neuroadaptations in neuropsychiatric disorders. One of the projects funded by a newly-awarded NIAAA RO1 grant will focus on identifying and characterizing alcohol-induced neuroadaptations in the striatum and the subsequent effects on susceptibility to addictive drugs.
Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience/Neurobiology/Behavioral Neuroscience/Biophysics or other related fields are encouraged to apply for this position. Experience in in vivo single unit or in vitro patch clamp electrophysiological recordings, rodents brain surgeries, or behavioral manipulations is preferred. The selected applicant will be trained, if needed, with the techniques of intravenous drug self-administration in rodent models, alcohol exposure models, electrophysiological recordings, and ex/in vivo optogenetics, etc. Salary will be commensurate with experience and follows NIH standards.
To apply for the position, please send your cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information of three references by click here (website: https://rfbu.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=89869#pageTop). For more information, please check Dr. Ma's lab web https://www.yaoyingmalab.org/ or feel free to contact Prof. Yao-Ying Ma via email email@example.com for any questions related to this position.
About Behavioral Neuroscience Program and the University.
The program of behavioral neuroscience at SUNY-Binghamton offers cutting-edge research experience and is also home of the NIAAA-funded Developmental Exposure to Alcohol Research Center and the NIH funded Training Program in Neuroadaptations in Alcohol and Addictions. A beneficial aspect of the environment at SUNY-Binghamton University is... the extensive network of collaborative research projects among our research laboratories, and also between our own faculty/students and researchers outside Binghamton University, including several foreign scientific groups.
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